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FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Friday, OCTOBER 12, 2018 

6:30 PM

Singing Our Way to Freedom

Free Entrance

Documentary in competition

Director in Attendance

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: El Centro de la Raza

Director: Paul Espinosa

Running Time: 1 hr 27 min

Country (Year): USA (2018)

Category: Documentary, Television

Genre: Activism, Music

Rating: General Audience

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez

"Singing Our Way to Freedom" is a vibrant, multilayered look at the life of Chicano musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. The film chronicles Chunky’s life from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to receiving one of the nation’s highest musical honors at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2013. Early on, he discovered that the music he created could be a powerful weapon in creating social change and overcoming prejudice and racism. “We went in there and did two or three songs and everybody was ready to go out and challenge the world” Chunky recalls, “It was powerful. It was penetrating to the soul.”

6:30 PM

Unicorn

Director: Eduaro Nunes

Running Time: 2 hrs 3 min

Country (Year): Brazil (2017)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Language: Portuguese

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Patrícia Pilar, Bárbara Luz, Zécarlos Machado, Lee Taylor

Maria, a 13 year-old girl, is sitting on a bench next to her father. The conversation they have there leads the narrative of the film: we follow the story in the country cottage, where she lives with her mother, and they wait for the same father’s return. The relationship between Maria and her mother changes with the arrival of another man.

* Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

7:30 PM

* Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

Panama Al Brown, When the fist Opens

Director: Carlos Aguilar Navarro

Running Time: 1 hr 2 min

Country (Year): Panama (2017)

Category: Documentary

Genre: Historical, Boxing

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

No one like him was able to exalt Panama’s name so high and so far in the early twentieth century. In Paris, he became a close friend of Jean Cocteau and Coco Chanel, mingling with the most important members of the universal culture of the time, who wandered like him, in a Paris that flourished in the European artistic avant-garde. This is the story of defiance. The story of a man capable of putting his adversaries on their knees. A temper who was born and died in poverty. Alfonso Teófilo Brown, the first Ibero-American to become World Boxing Champion. Known by all as Panama, as he truly was…way beyond, he was Latin America. 

7:30 PM

What Happens to a Dream Deferred (a short film about DACA)

Free Entrance

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Edmonds Community College

Director: Scott Boehm

Running Time: 12 min

Country (Year): USA (2018)

Category: Documentary, Short

Genre: Immigration

Rating: General Audience

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

A short film about two DREAMers who are graduate students at Michigan State University, "What Happens to a Dream Deferred" is an intimate portrait of a day in the life of José Adrián Badillo Carlos and Osvaldo Sandoval after the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

Based on a true story. Amparo Pacheco, at age 86, receives a call that can be life changing. Actress since childhood, has travelled throughout Spain for years with her husband, as part of a moving Theatre company. How could she ever imagine a call to become part of a Hollywood movie, starring Bruce Willis. But for her, the most important mission is to bring home an autograph from the actor for her beloved granddaughter. She will do anything to achieve it. 

The Day my Grandma met Bruce Willis

Free Entrance

US PREMIERE

Venue: Edmonds Community College

Director: Arancha Salamanca

Running Time: 15 min

Country (Year): Spain (2018)

Category: Short

Rating: General Audience

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Amparo Pacheco

José, a young Indigenous boy, finds himself torn between living a traditional life in his rural community with his grandmother, or joining his mother in Mexico City

In Times of Rain

Free Entrance

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Edmonds Community College

Director: Itandehui Jansen

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Country (Year): Mexico (2018)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama

Rating: General Audience

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: Engish

Film Color: Color

Cast: Ángeles Cruz​, Noé Hernández, Harold Torres

8:15 PM

LGBTQ FILMS

It’s a cloudy day and two young men enter a photo booth. They’re friends, co-workers at a construction site; both take advantage of a spare moment and the small space to smoke, talk and portray an extraordinary moment.

Photomaton

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater

Director: Roberto Fiesco

Running Time: 5 min

Country (Year): Mexico (2018)

Category: Short, Narrative

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Kristyan Ferrer​, Enrique Medina

A young man takes us through his journey of coming out, becoming a drag-queen, and the dangers that this lifestyle created.

Parade of Dreams

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theatre

Director: Gabriel Gillette

Running Time: 15 min

Country (Year): USA (2017)

Category: Documentary, Student

Genre: LGBTQ

Rating: PG-13

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Manuel Adame III

Somos Tr3s

Director and Actor in Attendance

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater

Director: Marcelo Briem Stamm

Running Time: 1 hr 29 min

Country (Year): Argentina (2017)

Category: Feature

Genre: LGBTQ

Rating: NC-17 | Contains nudity and sex

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Nacho is an accountant, an average guy. At a party he meets Ana, a recently divorced and self confident young woman. Then they meet the charismatic bartender Sebastian, who starts flirting with both of them. Despite their doubts, Nacho and Ana accept Sebastian's invitation to spend the night at his place, where nothing happens. A few days later, they decide to go on a weekend trip to a secluded farm. And it seems like it will be a fun one-night-stand, until Sebastian confesses that he desires a long-term relationship with a man and a woman together.

9:00 PM

Agadah

Film in Competition

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Alberto Rondalli

Running Time: 2 hrs 6 min

Country (Year): Italy (2017)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama, Fantastic, Mistery

Rating: PG-13

Language: French, Italian, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Alessio Boni, Valentina Cervi

Based on the novel "Manuscript found in Saragosse" of Jan Potocki. Alphonse van Worden, Walloon officer in the service of Charles of Bourbon at the time of the Battle of Bitonto in May 1735, receives by the King the order to reach Naples as soon as possible and decides to take the shortest route in order to perform his duty. 

* Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.